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  Little Crow (Corvus bennetti)





Little Crow | Corvus bennetti photo
Little Crow

Image by Neil Fifer - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)



LITTLE CROW FACTS

Description
The Little Crow is black with a white eye. The throat feathers (hackles) can be extended and these feathers have some white at base. Juveniles are similar to adults with blue eye, younger birds have brown eyes. It is similar to the Torresian Crow but smaller. Often seen in flocks. It is not found around any of the capital cities.

Size
48 cm

Habitat
mainly seen on farmland and around inland towns, less commonly seen in woodland and shrubland

Food
insects, seeds, berries

Breeding
nests in small colonies. The nest is made from sticks lined with mud

Range
The Little Crow is found in central and western Australia, including much of Queensland, western New South wales, north west Victoria, most of South Australia, all but far north of Northern Territory, and most of Western Australia

distribution map showing range of Corvus bennetti in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Corvidae
Genus:Corvus
Species:bennetti
Common Name:Little Crow

Relatives in same Genus
  Australian Raven (C. coronoides)
  Little Raven (C. mellori)
  Torresian Crow (C. orru)
  House Crow (C. splendens)
  Forest Raven (C. tasmanicus)